I would like to start buying our food locally. Fresh, organic fruits, vegetables and possibly meat and eggs. We live in a NW suburb of Chicago. I tried local farmer's markets last year, and not a lot of stuff was organic. And I don't mean certified, just organic.
After having watched parts of yet another disturbing video, this time about factory dairy farming procedures, and seeing how cruel they are to the animals and how some individuals don't mind brutal killing of baby calves, I'm done. To be honest, I'd consider going vegan. I do love cheese and yougurt though. I have been shopping at TJ's and WF. I would much rather support local farmers. I limited the amount of meat we buy a very long time ago. I'm obviously very concerned about how the animals are treated. Does anyone have any experience with any organic farmers that either come to the markets or mail produce/meat/eggs weekly or biweekly?